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The 50 Greatest Cult Books

A ult book may be hard to define but one thing is for sure: you know a cult book when you see one.
Cult books are somehow, intangibly, different from simple bestsellers – though many of them are that. And people have passionate feelings on both sides:
Our critics present a selection of the most notable cult writing from the past two centuries. Some is classic. Some is catastrophic. All of it had the power to inspire . . .
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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
2
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
3
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche)
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche)
4
A Rebours (Joris-Karl Huysmans)
A Rebours (Joris-Karl Huysmans)
5
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
6
The Prophet
The Prophet
7
Journey to the End of the Night
Journey to the End of the Night
8
Testament of Youth (Vera Brittain)
Testament of Youth (Vera Brittain)
9
The Road to Oxiana
The Road to Oxiana
10
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
11
The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
12
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care (Dr. Benjamin Spock)
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care (Dr. Benjamin Spock)
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13
I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
14
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health
15
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
16
The Doors of Perception: Heaven and Hell
The Doors of Perception: Heaven and Hell
17
Story of O
Story of O
18
The Outsider
The Outsider
19
On the Road
On the Road
20
The Leopard
The Leopard
21
The Alexandria Quartet
The Alexandria Quartet
22
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
23
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
24
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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25
Labyrinths
Labyrinths
26
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
27
Dune
Dune
28
The Magus
The Magus
29
The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
30
Chariots of the Gods?
Chariots of the Gods?
31
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
32
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
33
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
34
The Female Eunuch
The Female Eunuch
35
The Dice Man
The Dice Man
36
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
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37
Gravity's Rainbow
Gravity's Rainbow
38
Fear of Flying
Fear of Flying
39
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
40
If on a Winter's Night a Traveller (Italo Calvino)
If on a Winter's Night a Traveller (Italo Calvino)
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